“Best part of our trip to Italy!” My wife, who's grandparents immigrated from Italy, and who had never been herself, made me promise to take her on our 10 year wedding anniversary. I had been before, but never to the Amalfi Coast. We rented a car, but at the suggestion of a friend I also looked into renting a private boat to tour the area for a day. There were several options, but since I didn't know the area I decided to get a captain to tour us.....and so glad I did! Our captain's name was Chicho and he was truly awesome. We did Amalfi by car, and I have to say that after seeing it by boat and car that we definitely preferred the boat tour. We were able to stop and swim at our leisure, and when we wanted to stop in Amalfi for lunch the boat dropped us off and waited for us. Some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen and without a doubt I would recommend this first class operation to everyone planning to visit the area. We received five star service and experience at a price that did not break the bank.
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We had a fantastic holiday in Sorrento at the end of August but the highlight of our trip was a boat trip around Capri with Nautica SicSic. Everybody we dealt with at this company was very friendly and would go out of their way to accommodate us.
We hired a boat today & skippered it ourselves. Nautical Sic Sic were fabulous to deal with, everything explained and nothing too much trouble. We were very happy with our little boat, we travelled all the way to Capri, Positano & Amalfi. Very easy to skipper yourself, Although knowing what we do now, should have done it the opposite way as we found out the wind picks & would have been a lot easier returning to Sorrento from Capri. Overall a very cool experience with great swimming spots along the way. Would recommend this to anyone.
When myself, my wife and our two children (ages 9 and 5) were going to spend a fortnight in Sorrento, I was keen to organise a trip to Capri. But of course, going in early July, we were close to peak season, and I was equally keen not to feel herded onto a tourist boat. When I looked at the prices of the standard boats that take you to Capri and to visit the Blue Grotto, it looked like it would cost around €200-300 anyway for the four of us. I then had a nose around at what else was on offer, and came across Nautica Sic Sic. I dropped them an email and was immediately impressed by the speed of the response, the attention to detail, and the range of options available. Having digested all of them, I decided we would hire a small boat, with a skipper, for the day, at the cost of €420. In other words, for not much more than an extra hundred pounds, we were masters of our own itinerary, and with the services of an experienced skipper too. On the day, our skipper, Luca, oozed calm confidence and made us feel very much at ease. It's about a 40-60 minute trip across the sea to Capri, and we could see all the way across just how much the area relies on tourists and boats for its livelihood. But Luca was wonderful, giving us interesting little snippets of history all the way along the coastline. He has clearly been doing a job like this for some time, and wasn't fazed by any questions we threw at him. He offered us a choice of restaurants, but the first one he rang was fully booked unfortunately. I wonder what it's like, because our second choice, Da Gioia, was fantastic. We moored about a hundred metres from it, and a guy in a dinghy came and ferried us over to the jetty. We are wonderful fresh seafood (probably the best among some VERY good food throughout our trip), with some gorgeous wine, and watched the stunning views. We then, on Luca's recommendation, caught the little bus up to the main town, spent an hour or so there (too busy, too hot, wonderful views though), then came back down to catch up with Luca again. We then went on to complete our circuit of the island, stopping for a swim in the sea in a quiet-ish bay, and seeing the White and Green Grottos on the way round. Both are interesting to see, but I think the Blue Grotto is the standout one. The problem is that there's almost always a queue of boats, waiting to have their passengers transferred onto the little boats that take you in. And it's €11 per head, on top of whatever you pay to get there. We didn't want to spend an hour in a queue, so elected not to see it. Our children felt like film stars the whole day, lounging on the front deck of our little boat, we loved it too, Luca was superb, Nautica Sic Sic were excellent, and there isn't a single thing I'd change about the experience. If you can afford the little bit extra, it's superb. Possibly the highlight of our excellent holiday and highly recommended.
We had a great on the water. All went quite well. Boat captain was wonderful. 5 star day. Nautica Sic Sic was great to work with in all areas. Boat was well maintained.
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